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as legal. ceremonies were held from manhattan to nighing a ray falls. >> last-minute captures on the big day. same-sex couples sweltering in the heat. >> with the celebration comes spending. it's thought same-sex marriages will boost the country by $3 million over the next three years. a handful of states have legalized same-sex marriage and new york is the one that will draw in the crowds. a destination in its own right. -- in its own rite. >> mark mattias had his cupcakes at the ready. his customers in this predominantly gay area of manhattan are now planning their weddings. >> roughly 50% of our business is weddings and we're expecting a big boost in revenue due to same-sex couples's weddings. >> the federal government here doesn't recognize these weddings. >> if one of us should pass away, the other cannot get social security and with regard to finances and taxes, we're not just treated the same as a heterosexual coup. >> whatever the picture at the national level, new york is welcoming same-sex couples with open arms, and after years of waiting, newlyweds are ready to throw the ulti
for weeks and weeks and weeks over big proposals to cut $4 trillion in spending and remake the way america collects taxes. mr. boehner fell pressure from consumer lives -- boehner felt pressure from consumerconservats and walked away. he did get involved. now he is kind of out of the room and is a mere spectator, as you indicated. >> at the end of the day, it looks like the debt ceiling will be raised. it has happened three times during the obama administration. >> yes, this is a strange fight for american lawmakers. in the past, the debt ceiling was raised routinely on the backs of other pieces of legislation. the so-called tea party republicans, who were elected as the referendum against obama and the democrats', said they would never raise the debt ceiling. that's the problem mr. boehner is facing. they have had months to get their troops ready for this. they are close. there's only a handful of votes away -- they are only a handful of votes away. the people elected in 2010 were elected on the single platform of not raising the debt ceiling. it has been an uphill battle for mr. boehner.
fill the vacuum? >> these are big losses for our country, but there are many other figures that are serving this country. we have replaced many in the past, as well. unfortunately, this is another sacrifice, but we will continue to sacrifice and we will also defeat them. our forces will be more trade in the future to spoil these kinds of attacks. >> thank you very much. this happened at an important time in afghanistan during the transition to afghan security forces taking place in kandahar. it is picking up pace. >> thank you very much. still to come on gmt -- the countdown begins. >> with just one year until the opening ceremony of the london 2012 the olympic games, we will be speaking to not one but two olympic gold medalists. >> catholics in the vatican say ireland's prime minister was right to speak out about the child sex abuse scandal. criticism of the church's role in covering up sex abuse. >> the vatican is preparing an official reply to outspoken criticism of the church's handling of the sex abuse allegations as recently as 2009 a new irish government report. the
sold 10 million albums. a music market in which people have been struggling, you can see how big she was. no other british artist has received five albums -- five grammys in one night. already, responses from music retailers saying there have been a rush of sales this morning. >> david, thank you for joining us from camden. a reminder of our top story, the man accused of carrying out attacks in norway is to appear before a closed court shortly. because the judge expected a prosecution demand that the media be excluded from the hearing. preventing him from using it as a political platform. we can see inside of the court room. we are waiting for the prosecutor to make an appearance. anders behring breivik's lawyer says that he admits he carried out the bombing. and that he had wanted to explain himself in public, something denied to him. stay with us. we will keep you up-to-date with the latest. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >
showed up and i saw him 10 or 20 meters away. we thought maybe it was a security guard. he had a big rival of some kind and he started shooting. there were several other people. they moved a few meters away. they tried to see if he was coming. it might actually would have turned. i think it was like 20 minutes later. the real police showed up. they said that he had been caught. >> that was a swedish politician who witnessing the events on the island. we will give you much more from norway. we have breaking news there. we have reports from several large explosions. they say that there were seven large explosions in the city tonight. they were very near the hotel. they had been bombing when they described as a civilian sites. the government has said that they were ready to hold more talks with senior u.s. officials. it comes after four months of a bombing raid. and there are no signs that the colonel will back down in libya. >> one man still dominates life. the answer can almost be seen from space. supporters of unveiled a giant picture of their leader. they say it is the biggest banne
, a big thank you for watching bbc news day. by-bye for now. >> makes sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. ♪ >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet los angeles. " newsday" on the bbc. >> libya condemns britain's decision to expel all of colonel gaddafi's diplomats after recognizing the transitional council as the new government. an independent inquiry in a way into the attacks and they say the country will not be made to cowger. >> and with just a year to go until the london olympics, the head of the ioc extend an invitation to the world's athletes. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> and it is 4:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers in america on pbs and around the world. this is "neuza de." -- "neuza dnewsday." >> five months after the uprising against colonel gaddafi's role, the transitional council has been recognized
. there is no doubt. we see the connection. nobody doing any other kind of terrorism would connect this big bomb blast at the center of the political environment in norway and then go over to this island, which is a remote island, which you would have to know about, and then start killing people. it is so domestic, this terrorism. >> the question that the norwegian leader was meant to be at either one of these locations, i assume you believe this makes it a very politically motivated attack. >> absolutely. absolutely. al-qaeda terrorism would go to the mainframe station in oslo and blow that up. -- main train station in oslo and blow that up. this is so local, so norwegian, so to speak. we have our domestic terrorism now. >> that was a professor and terrorist expert. earlier, the norwegian prime minister, jens stoltenberg, delivered a somber statement about the attacks and called on norway to stand together in this time of crisis. >> we have all been shaken by the evil that struck us so brutally. this is an evening demanding a lot from all of us, and the days following will demand even more. nor will
it is to investigate them. >> the police are trained to handle this, but this is so big and it was so many youngsters that was killed, so i think it's very difficult that they are taking care of each other, they are talking, debriefing every night, and we'll manage. >> despite admitting the attacks, anders breivik is expected to deny criminal responsibility when he appears in court. the stunned nation will be listening closely to his every word. >> well, we're just going to bring some pictures that have come in to us from norway that were taken just a few minutes after the actual attack, the bomb blast that hit oslo, and these are -- these are live pictures we're bringing you. first of all, they came to us from norway of people scattered, it looks like, in remembrance in the country. well, let's speak now to the former prime minister of the country, now the secretary general of the council of europe. thanks very much indeed for joining us. first of all, your report on this attack, so many young people, innocent people killed in this way. >> yes, it's getting worse and worse for us to think about what
compete in sydney. but other than that, i think it doesn't really matter. it's just having a big crowd and a really great atmosphere of people who just support good talent and good performances. >> and melissa, at what point in your time of diving did you realize that you may be good enough for the olympic-level competition? did you ever feel like you wanted to quit? >> well, it was always my dream to go to the olympic games. and i sort of came up pretty quickly. and it wasn't until i sort of surprisingly qualified for the games in 2006 that i realized that i would probably have a chance to go to the olympics in 2008. and, yeah, i just worked really hard and just ended up making the team. and that was a great experience. it's something you can't describe unless you're there. and since then i've been working really hard. i've gone through some tough times. i had a not-so-great year for performances the year after, in 2009. but since then i've built back up and i feel like my preparation is on track for next year. >> all right. best of luck to you, then. olympic hopeful there, melissa wu
that the united states has some kind of big debt problem, and in fact, you know, people who are just getting their news from the major media, they would think that we're facing in the united states, that we have 9.2 unemployment and an extremely weak economy as you can see from the data that came out today, they associate that with the debt. in fact, it's quite the opposite. we didn't have even a deficit problem until the recession. so the deficit problem that we're facing right now in the short term is simply a result of the recession and the weak recovery, and in the long term, of course, it's our health care spending that drives the long-term deficit, because we pay twice as much as other high-income countries per person. that is the medicare and medicaid. it's not a demographic problem or a spending problem, it's actually a health care cost problem. and the public is completely unaware of that from watching the news that they see. >> ok. there is a weak recovery, as you say, very quickly, the credit agencies may write down triple-a rating anyway, might they, yes or no? >> it's possible.
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